Colorado 6, Montreal 5

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, October 15, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 4-1-0-0 0-1-0-0 4-0-0-0 W4
Montreal 1-2-0-1 0-1-0-1 1-1-0-0 L2

Recap


Milan Hejduk and Matt Duchene scored shootout goals as the Colorado Avalanche earned a wild 6-5 win over the host Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

Following an entertaining 65 minutes of play, Hejduk beat Canadiens netminder Carey Price to the blocker side to put Colorado ahead in the shootout. After Max Pacioretty missed the net for Montreal, Duchene ended things by sliding the puck between Price's legs.

Trailing 4-3 following a wild second period, Montreal drew even at 12:49 on Brian Gionta's low backhander that beat Colorado netminder Semyon Varlamov under his stick. David Desharnais put the Canadiens in front just 20 seconds later, knifing an Andrei Kostitsyn feed past Varlamov from the left side of the net.

Kyle Quincey forced extra time with a well-placed slapshot on a Colorado power-play with 4:14 remaining in regulation.

David Jones had a pair of second-period goals in the win while Chuck Kobasew and Paul Stastny also scored.

Pacioretty, Tomas Plekanec and Travis Moen countered in defeat for Montreal. Gionta finished with three points.

Top Game Performances

Colorado   Montreal
David Jones 3 Points Brian Gionta 3
David Jones 2 Goals Brian Gionta 1
Erik Johnson 2 Assists Brian Gionta 2
David Jones 1 Power Play Goals Tomas Plekanec 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Semyon Varlamov .884 Save Percentage Carey Price .833
Semyon Varlamov 38 Saves Carey Price 25

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Colorado 30 6 2-4 2-3 8 37
Montreal 43 5 1-3 2-4 10 26

Upcoming Games

  • Montreal will play their next game at home against Buffalo . The Canadiens have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Toronto . The Avalanche have a W/L % of .750 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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